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IRS Data Retrieval Tool Temporarily Unavailable

The IRS Data Retrieval Tool (DRT) is temporarily unavailable to transmit tax data into the FAFSA. If you have been selected for verification and have not yet provided your 2015 IRS tax data, complete the following based on your student status:


Students new to Western:

Obtain a Tax Return Transcript from the IRS either by requesting a transcript online or by calling (800) 908-9946. Provide a copy of your tax transcript along with any additional verification documents to the Financial Aid Department as soon as possible so that we may continue processing your award.


Returning Western Students:

Awards for returning students will not be created until mid-summer. In hopes that the Data Retrieval Tool (DRT) is again available within the next several weeks, we suggest that you delay attempting to use the DRT until it is restored. If the DRT is not restored by May 1st, or if you are ineligible to use the DRT, you are encouraged to proceed with requesting a Tax Return Transcript directly from the IRS either by requesting a transcript online or by calling 800.908.9946. If you request a Tax Return Transcript, be sure to include it along with any additional verification documents to the Financial Aid Department so that we may continue processing your award.

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